“Co-founders Frank Yohannan and Lou Rudolph hosted the inaugural Laguna Seca Challenge on April 6 & 7, 1991. There was a total of 350 athletes and 150 spectators. Today the event hosts over 9,600 athletes and 72,500 fans. In 1993 the event was renamed the Sea Otter Classic and is now universally regarded as the world’s premier cycling festival.” – Sea Otter Classic
The Sea Otter Classic also hosts the world’s largest consumer bike exposition in North America. The Expo holds hundreds of vendors who display new products, distribute free samples, and offer great bargains. The four-day, action-packed festival includes racing across a variety of disciplines, non-competitive rides, bike demos and much more.
Vittoria’s Gravel Tire Line Up
Vittoria has a long and storied history in cycling. Their venerable Corsa CX tubular tire has been used for decades by professional and amateur road cyclists alike, but the company hasn’t been resting on their laurels or living in the past.
About two years ago, Vittoria introduced a trio of gravel tires – the Vittoria Tirreno Dry, Wet and Mix. A fourth tire joins the Vittoria family of gravel tires, the Tirreno Zero. Ken of Vittoria provides the scoop on all of these tires in this video.